The Richmond Register


October 9, 2012

Robert Martin, 69


RICHMOND — Robert Earl “Bobby” Martin, 69, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, after arrival at Baptist Health.

He was born on March 14, 1943, in Richmond, to Charles and Annie Parrish Martin, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a retired electrician and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in Korea, Germany and three campaigns in Vietnam. He had faithfully served from 1960 to 1974, receiving several medals, including the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Mr. Martin was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by: one son, Gregory Keith Martin of Richmond; two daughters, Deirdre Martin and Anita (Kelvin) Givens, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Rosetta (John) Maupin, of Erlanger, Ella Martin and Viola Ballard, both of Richmond; three grandchildren, Kennedi, MacKenzie and Nicholas Givens, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; an aunt, Pauline (Otha) Chenault; a special friend, Sondra Blanton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two grandchildren, Zachary and Nathaniel Givens; one sister, Mary South; and two brothers, Charles Martin Jr. and William Curly Minter; and one half-brother, William Tally Martin.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Pine Street Church of God, M.P.G. of T., with Rev. Floyd Ballew officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To express condolences, please visit our website at

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